A little girl gets a better view from on top of an adult's shoulders at the annual Montrose Christmas Parade on Honolulu Ave. in Montrose on Saturday, December 3, 2011.

A little girl gets a better view from on top of an adult's shoulders at the annual Montrose Christmas Parade on Honolulu Ave. in Montrose on Saturday, December 3, 2011. (Times Community News / November 30, 2012)

Going where no man has gone before -- it could be the theme for this year’s Montrose Christmas Parade, with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mars rover team and original “Star Trek” actor Walter Koenig serving as co-grand marshals.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and other dignitaries and officials will also be taking part in the parade along Honolulu Avenue, which starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The parade starts at Honolulu Avenue at Rosemont Avenue, and then runs east to Verdugo Road.

The JPL Mars rover team gained international fame after successfully landing a mobile science laboratory on the Red Planet’s surface -- and for certain team member sporting an eye-catching Mohawk during live television coverage of the mission control center.

Koenig gained fame for his role playing Pavel Chekov on the original “Star Trek” television series.

--Jason Wells, Times Community News

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